Boss shows his ruth­less streak

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Posh man­ager Grant McCann con­tin­ues to show a ruth­less streakindeal­ing­with­un­wanted play­ers.

M c C a n n h a s a l r e a dy pushed striker Aaron Wil­liams and winger Jor­dan Ni­chol­son through the exit door and­for­ward Shaquile Coulthirst is set to fol­low them when the trans­fer win­dowre-opens in Jan­uary. All three play­ers were signed by for­mer boss Gra­ham West­ley last Jan­uary. Coulthirst was close to join­ing League Two side Steve­nage on loan on trans­fer dead­line day.

“Shaquile was­clos­e­toleav­ing,” McCann ad­mit­ted. “But we­just ran out of time to com­plete the deal.

“I’ve had a chat with Shaq and we agree that he needs to gooutand get somegame­suncer his belt.

“He is be­hind Paul Tay­lor and Tom Ni­chols and he is also now be­hind young Deon Moore so the chance of him get­ting a game is now lim­ited.

“I like Shaq. Heis­a­good­lad who gives his all ev­ery game, but I have bet­ter op­tions now.

“I also have Lee An­gol to come back. He has been on the grass this week with the phy­iso so he’s mak­ing a good re­cov­ery fromhis bro­ken­leg.”

Coulthirst scored j ust three goals in 29 ap­pear­ances (13 ap­pear­ances were as a sub­sti­tute) fol­low­ing his move from Spurs. Posh have also sent third­choice goal­keeper Dion- Cur­tis Henry on loan to Na­tional League North Divi­sion side Bos­ton United un­til Jan­uary. Henry (18) said: “I’ve been on the bench for the last two sea­son­san­das­there’snot­beenan un­der­21leagueI’ve been­lack­ing game time.

“It wascru­cialthatI­got­my­self out, at least un­til Jan­uary, if not for the whole sea­son, to get games un­der my belt.

“At my age it’s im­por­tant to play ev­ery week for the next five or six years so when I’m in my mid-20s I can be­come a reg­u­lar first team player.”

Henry has made just one sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ance for the Posh first team.

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